Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says "targeted inflation relief" is coming in the 2023 federal budget, an Ottawa board of health member feels the love following a body-shaming message, and a former NHL player's son is charged for pushing a wheelchair down a flight of stairs. Here's what you need to know to start your day.
1. Federal budget 2023: The coming 2023 federal budget will "exercise fiscal restraint" while also making "significant" investments in Canada's health-care system and building a clean economy, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said Monday.
2. Body shaming: A member of the City of Ottawa's board of health is speaking out about body shaming after receiving a letter that said she shouldn't serve on the board because of her weight.
3. Carson Briere charged: Three misdemeanour charges were filed Monday against the son of Philadelphia Flyers interim general manager Danny Briere after a video posted on social media showed him and a fellow athlete pushing an unoccupied wheelchair down a staircase.
4. Closing sales: Nordstrom is expected to begin liquidating its stores Tuesday, a day after the U.S. retailer's Canadian branch got court permission to start selling off merchandise.
5. Inflation report: Statistics Canada is set to release its consumer price index for February, providing an update on how much the cost of living is rising.
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